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Lifelong Learning

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Thinking of booking your place on one of our exciting courses or study days? Please read the information below to find out more...

How to Apply

Use the Find a course page to browse the different courses and events that we offer. To apply, please click the relevant link at the bottom of the course page under 'Payment'. Confirmation of a place on a course or study day cannot be given until payment has been made through the store. If you are unable to make an online payment please contact us and a member of the Lifelong Learning team will try their best to assist you.

The Online Store accepts a wide range of credit and debit cards and now also PayPal. We will remove links to the Online Store for any cancelled courses, and the store will not let you book if the course is already full.

Instead you will have the option to add your name to the waiting list - in the event of places subsequently becoming available, we will endeavour to fill them from the top of the waiting list. You do not have to pay to add your name to the waiting list - if we are able to offer you a place we will contact you via email and instruct you how to make payment.

Already booked your place? Please look at our essential information page.

Term Dates

All Semester 1 courses start week commencing 5 October 2015. 

Viability of Evening Courses and Deadlines

We do not have an application deadline - however, courses can become fully subscribed very early (although we do have a waiting list facility, so places may become available for students who have signed up but not had a place confirmed). Also, we endeavour to run all courses advertised but need sufficient applications in order for them to run.

Evening Course Fees

All evening course fees are displayed on the individual course page.

Discounts are available on the Online Store, if you are a member of staff or a student please ensure you book with your Southampton email address and staff/student ID number.

Study Days Fees

£40 full rate (Loyalty Scheme available), £25 loyalty rate and £12.50 discount rate

(A Loyalty Scheme is being offered to those booking more than one study day paying the full rate, please email us on us to find out more.)

Those who would qualify for the loyalty rate are: Harbour Lights Members (for Film events), Friends of Parkes (for any Parkes-related event), English Teachers Network, university staff and alumni.

Those who would qualify for the discount rate are: students/sixth form and college students and those in receipt of income-based Job Seeker's Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Council Tax or Housing Benefit.

Discounts will be available through the Online Store, and evidence of your status will be required on application.

Other event fees are detailed on their individual pages.


If an evening course or event is cancelled or withdrawn by the University, all student fees will be refunded in full. If students withdraw from a course before the first meeting and notify us in writing, fees will be refunded less a 20% administration charge. We regret that no fees will be refunded once a course has started.


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